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Week 1 workout recap: Post PE

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve worked out for a week straight. Granted my workouts were only walking along the beach but, hey, I got ’em done! 58 more words


Volumes of inspiration (measured in mL)

Just me and my bestest buddy, my inspiration spirometer (IS). Right now I can hit somewhere in the 2,000mL range for volume of air inspired. While in the hospital I was told typical lung function is around the 3,500-3,750mL mark. 129 more words


The pain of a pulmonary embolism (and the stuff that comes with it)

This is my second post in a string of posts about my recent pulmonary embolism (PE) and the resulting health issues I’ve encountered. If you’d like to read the first post, which is all about what sent me to the hospital, what needed to be done in the hospital, and what I needed to do to get out, you can… 2,125 more words


I have a Pulmonary Embolism (and I'm a healthy athlete)

My name is Nick and I have a pulmonary embolism. I actually have multiple pulmonary embolisms, at least 6 per lung. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the veins inside my lungs. 1,694 more words


Gotta Love That Lorazepan

So what shall we talk about today?

How about how some of my roommates keep on croaking?

In my corner suite, I had a lovely 18 year old girl roommate for a while called Ally. 380 more words

Sept 26 Thoracentesis Gone Bad

I was suppose to go to Mount Sinai on September 26 for a simple day surgery to drain my left lung as it was getting pretty filled up with fluid. 608 more words